Jan 8, 2024
Harrell’s announces 2023 Sales Professional of the Year

Employee-owned Harrell’s, announces Brad Smith of Horticulture South as their 2023 Sales Professional of the Year. The Sales Professional of the Year (SPOTY) is the most prestigious award a territory manager can receive at Harrell’s.

Nominees for the award were selected and evaluated in 15 separate categories, including sales performance, application of Harrell’s Core Values (Serve, Honor and Glorify God, Take Care of People and Grow a Financially Stable Company), and demonstration of Harrell’s Four Pillars (Humility, Gratitude, Intentionality and Accountability).

Brad Smith has been a territory manager with Harrell’s on the Horticulture South team for nearly 16 years, building his credibility and reliability as an authority in his territory and with his customers. His customers look to him for fertilizer, crop, and chemistry knowledge, as well as help diagnosing what their crops need year-round. Brad was nominated for the award this year by Robby Clemenzi, sales director of the Harrell’s Hort South Team.

“When Brad joined Harrell’s, he had the hope of becoming a successful Horticulture sales representative, and almost 16 years later, he has not only become a successful hort rep but a respected rep within the industry. Since joining Harrell’s in 2007, Brad has grown his territory by approximately 15 times. Through his dedication, expertise and customer-centric approach, he consistently surpasses expectations and contributes significantly to our organization’s growth,” said Clemenzi.

Congratulations are also extended to nine additional nominees for the award: Adam Wright – Turf Florida, Andrew Cain – Turf West, Connor Cinque – Turf Northeast, Eric Shilling – Turf MidAtlantic, Jim Wilson – Turf Southeast, Lee Simpson – Turf Coastal Plains, Marc McCoy – Turf Midwest, Pat Cooper – Turf South Central, and Zack Bilderback – Hort North.


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